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Published on: 23/10/2012

A gender approach that involves husbands and wives equitably in the whole process has led to better results.

Women are more interested in and motivated for improving sanitation and hygiene initially. Men usually make the final decision on large investments. Both have also different areas of interest and expertise with regard to types and designs of toilets.

Further information about the article:
  • A gender approach that involves husbands and wives (Thematic note 4 in Module 9)
  • Gender in water resources management, water supply and sanitation
  • Gender and poor inclusive approaches to urban sanitation planning and development
  • Gender aspects of sanitation, the missing slipper of Cinderella?

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